Happy Bay in Saint Martin

Happy Bay is one of my favorite beaches in the island. Only a handful wants to go there. Maybe because it requires much effort. There are two ways to go, drive further past the left turn to Friar’s bay or go to Friar’s bay and hike. I prefer the hiking. There are no commercial business in the place, maybe only one. There are no loud music as I believe there are no electricity there. So if you want to have a relaxed beaching and have a nice sun bathing without much disturbance, try Happy Bay.

PS. Clothing optional! ūüôā

On the way to Happy Bay, you will encounter a lot of Tamarind trees!

This is the view of Friar’s bay!

Be happy in Happy Bay! Some remnants of last month’s SXM Festival still.

The sound of blue waves kissing the white sands of Happy bay is everything!

Another take on Friar’s bay.

If you love me, then embrace me! Love, Cactus! Corny level 889

Some folks sailing in the Bay of Happy Bay!

Nothing beats the refreshing feeling of sleeping in the branches!

SXM Festival. This serious looking Easter Island statue is all alone.
Meanwhile, here is the video I made during my hike to Happy Bay.

PS. Please bear with the video. I am a beginner in video editing.

 

Sunset in St. Maarten

Some random sunset I took here in Sint Maarten (Dutch Side) and St. Martin (French Side). I used IphoneSE.

In here, I cover the lens with the sunglass. It looks great though.
This is in Happy Bay
View in my balcony
Another shot from my balcony
My favorite shot. This was taken in Cupecoy beach

Mullet Bay: A Close Encounter

I have been in the island for almost a month. By far, Mullet bay is my favorite. I will have to write about other beaches I have been but this one I got so excited. Sands are the finest and the whitest. It has the clearest waters. On top of that, on the left side there are colorful fish that you will encounter if you fancy snorkeling. I saw an eel and some friendly fish. There are a lot of tourist though which is understandable. This beach is probably one of the best in the whole island.

A few miles away from Princess Juliana airport you will experience this great beach! It is  near the famous Maho. What is good about this is that you can experience it for free! No entrance fee or anything. You can bring your own food as there is no corkage! Be sure to have your car parked near the beach or else you will have to walk. But either way, it is worth it. If you can bring a hammock it will be great as well. There are really nice trees with good cool shades. You can definitely take an Instagram worthy photographs or even a Facebook profile photos! How cool is that!

You will definitely enjoy the island vibe here. I am pretty sure of that!

The Gentle Giants of Oslob

Another item ticked off my bucket list!
It was such an amazing experience! It is not everyday that you encounter big fish like this. And by big, I mean really big!  10-12 feet, I think.
I can still remember the thrill before plunging into the clear blue waters of Oslob. Adrenaline rushed in and I loved it. I guess I thrived with these hormones. I love the feeling of pressure and accepting every challenge it gives.

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Chasing Waterfalls: Binalayan Triple Drops

After our Aguinid falls encounter, we needed to see more. We were advised by my couchsurfing friend to try and visit the Binalayan Falls which is just adjacent to Aguinid falls. We rode a tricycle to the Binalayan drop off point and paid Php1o only. As usual, we need to fill up some information in the registration and paid PHP20 for the entrance fee.

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